Donation Drive + Orphanage Trip
Do join us for this Charity Event this September/October!
We are looking for donations of books, clothes and non-perishable food items to Rumah Shalom.
There will be a box outside the Student Life Centre everyday on Monday - Friday (26th September - 7th October 2011) from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Do drop the items into the box.
Anyone is welcome to join the trip to the orphanage held in mid-October.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an initiative by Taylor’s Book Club and supported by Student Development Hub and Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus.
Short Story Competition
20th September 2011 - 20th October 2011
Winners will be announced TWO weeks after competition.
Email your entry to email@example.com and stand to win attractive prizes!
Recent Reads: Ju Enn
Here are the books which Ju Enn recently read:
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: Bought in November 2010 in Popular Warehouse Sale in Summit. A pleasant surprise, because I just happened to be there, and found out there was a book sale! For half of normal retail price. I am halfway through the book, and am amazed at how different it is from the movie directed by Garth Jennings. But the satire, metaphorical language and humour are all still present. Try picturing a sci-fi book with inundated references as to how complicated and messed up our real world is. An imaginative book, that dares you to process information and dialogue on an intuitive level. And not to mention, with hilarious characters to tell help tell the story.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut: Bought in Popular Warehouse Sale, Summit as well. Loved Vonnegut’s most famous work, Cat’s Cradle, therefore was intrigued and wanted to read his second most famous work. To sum it up, it’s an anti-war book told in a language that is filled with dark humour. I like Vonnegut’s style of writing brief sentences and short paragraphs. Terse, yet impactful.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Laarson: One word: wow. If you are a mass communication student, you would be able to relate to this book. It’s a political and journalistic thriller. Centered around a quirky, unconventional female character. Reading it makes me feel so excited to know what is going to happen next. Quite the page turner. And I bought it from a sale that was held outside Taylor’s student life centre (I didn’t even know what event it was and who organized it, million apologies! It was sometime around October 2010 I think).
by Ju Enn @juenn_ng
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
"Never judge a book by its movie."
"An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details."
"When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food."